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As used in this chapter, the following terms are defined in this section:
"Applicant" shall mean any person, firm, organization, association, or corporation, and their authorized designees, that has submitted an application for authorization to conduct, sponsor, or organize an event governed by this chapter. An applicant must be 18 years of age or older.
"Special Event" shall mean any parade, march, procession, pageant, review, ceremony, festival, assembly or exhibition consisting of persons, animals or vehicles, or a combination thereof which:
1. Is likely to be, planned to be, or actually conducted in, upon, or along, any portion of any city street, sidewalk, alley, or other public right-of-way, or other property owned or controlled by the city;
2. Is likely to, planned to, or actually does obstruct, delay, impede, impair or interfere with the usual, normal and free pedestrian use, vehicular use, or other lawful use of the location; or is likely to, planned to, or actually does not comply with traffic controls or other applicable law; and
3. Provided, however, that a special event shall not include any association of persons which does not present serious traffic, safety, or competing use concerns beyond those presented on a daily basis by ordinary use of the streets and sidewalks, or which does not otherwise implicate significant government interests.
"Expressive Event" shall mean any special event organized or conducted solely or primarily for the purpose of engaging in speech protected by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution or Article 1, Section 2 of the California Constitution.
"Spontaneous Expressive Events" shall mean any expressive event occasioned by news, affairs, or circumstances coming into public knowledge less than five days prior to the date of such event.
"Application Fee" shall mean the fee to be paid by the applicant for a special event at the time the application is filed with the special events committee, or its authorized designee. A fee schedule shall be authorized or established by resolution of the city council and shall cover the actual full costs (or a portion thereof) of processing special event applications.
"Chief of Police" shall mean the chief of police of the City of Visalia, or his/her authorized designee.
"City Manager" shall mean the city manager of the City of Visalia, or his/her authorized designee.
"Special Events Committee" or "Committee" shall mean the committee responsible for authorizing special events pursuant to this chapter, or its authorized designee. (Ord. 2018-05 § 2 (part), 2018)